Sunday, December 27, 2015
A scrappy quilt for my grandson's bed...
My 12-year-old grandson has a queen-size bed. He didn't have a blanket big enough for the whole thing, so I told him I'd make one for him. I found THIS nice video on YouTube and so I followed her instructions for making the quilt top from strips of scraps.
I made my strips a little wider than she suggested - 3 1/2 inches, so with 1/4 inch seams, I ended up with 3 inch wide strips in the quilt. I just randomly stacked the strips for sewing together. I started out with 66 yards of sewn-together strips, and after finishing, the quilt is 90 inches x 100 inches, which is a nice size for his bed. I put a layer of batting between the top and the backing, which I made out of bright orange fleece fabric... his favorite color. After it was all together, I pinned it with safety pins and then took it to the sewing machine and "stitched in the ditch" between each 3rd strip. That's all there was to it! Of course it took some time, but it was very simple and relatively quick to make.
He loves it. He says he sleeps better now with it on his bed. :)
FYI - I laid it out on the gym floor at our Church. I don't have enough floor space here, without all sorts of gymnastic moves on my part.